Visual Arts Archive

Four New Public Art Pieces in D.C.

A timeline of Paul Robesons life, a symbol of "Hipster Fascism," another tribute to Duke Ellington, and deer frolicking in the city

There Will Be No (e)merge Art Fair This Year

The contemporary art fair will return in a bigger venue in 2016.

Does the Hirshhorn Have Windows? The Museum Debates the New York Times

There are either 331 windows or four, depending on how you count.

Matt Stuart Finds the Humor and Absurdity in Street Photography

Pigeon feet, bubbles as monocles, and ill-placed hands make for wonderfully weird documentary photos.

Project 4 Gallery Closes on U Street

After eight years, the formidable space at 14th & U will shutter.

Connersmith Launches a New Gallery Space in Shaw

Nearly a year after selling its Trinidad space, the gallery bought a property at 10th & O streets NW.

At PhotoWorks, Documentary Photos Smash the Divide Between Tradition and Modernity

Sometimes, photography exhibits are notable for a small number of images that stand above the rest. And sometimes they're notable for offering a steady, coherent series. The seventh annual “Mirror to the World” exhibition of documentary photography at Glen Echo’s PhotoWorks falls into the latter category. (Disclosure: The curator, Frank Van Riper, photographed my wedding.)
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“Good” Hair? In Photos, Nakeya Brown Exposes Racist Beauty Standards

Images of weaves hanging out to dry on a clothesline and women eating hair reveal black women's complicated relationship with hair.

New Artist Studios Open at Otis Street Arts Project in Mount Rainier

Sean Hennessey and David Mordini found the industrial, noisy, dusty space they were looking for.

Piece of Work: Chris Suspect’s “Backstage, Ottobar, Baltimore, MD”

Suspect’s style—high-contrast black-and-white images—recalls the look and feel of the hardcore scene’s rise in the 1980s.